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Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett #BookReview

Once an exciting up-and-coming star of the burgeoning paranormal investigation TV genre, now Prudence Osgood finds herself as a barely functioning alcoholic living in daily pain, both physical, from a car accident nearly twenty years ago, and emotional, from the loss of Audrey Frost, her partner and best friend, over an ill-advised hoax. When a random and cryptic email shows up in her inbox, she must begin an investigation that is far more sinister than it initially seems, and far more connected to the last two decades of her own life than she could ever imagine.​

Osgood As Gone cuts a trail from a lonely rest stop papered in missing posters, to a notebook full of symbols and sigils, to a band that could outsell The Beatles that vanished almost overnight. Can our intrepid hero Osgood follow the breadcrumbs, avoid texts from her one-night-stand Nora, make amends for the past, and still have a future? Find out in Osgood As Gone.

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Title: Osgood As Gone | Author: Cooper S. Beckett | Series: The Spectral Inspector #1 | Publisher: Horror & Carnage Press | Pub. Date: 2019-04-22 | Pages: 327 | ISBN:
9781946876133 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 Stars | Source: We received a copy of this book from the author for review consideration

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Osgood As Gone Review

I enjoyed this book so much! It is a page turner from the beginning. It feels really light-hearted, whilst still being serious and real. Prudence, our Spectral Inspector and strong-female-protagonist, has FLAWS. Not just one or two, she has tonnes of them, and that is okay. She doesn’t use them as an excuse, she fights, and by doing so, teaches us that it is okay to be flawed, to keep calm and carry on.

I love the characters because they are very well flushed out. Osgood is such a fierce main character, Zack is intriguing and I want to know much more about him and I hope the next book reveals even more about his back story. I also liked the character of Audrey, and Beckett wrote all of the entwining relationships really well.

This book was fun. I loved all of the hidden clues and how one clue lead the team on the path to the next. I had a clear picture of everything in my head. This book could make a really great movie, and Prudence a great character to dress up as for Halloween!

There are three images in the book and I am not kidding, I was not expecting them and the first two shook me up, genuinely making me look around my room and listen for any sounds. I held my kindle at arm’s length after that and averted my eyes at the end of each chapter, just in case another one cropped up unexpectedly. Just knowing they could at any time appear in the book put me on further edge than the turn the story was taking.

If you like mysteries, ghost hunters, horror, the supernatural and the 90s, be sure to check this one out!

It gets all the stars from me, I genuinely cannot wait for the next one. Osgood ‘as Gone straight to being my favourite read so far this year!

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